Nell Benjamin News

CRT's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater beginning tomorrow, April 24, and continuing through May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

MACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for the 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, 4/25-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews on April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

CRT to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HEATHERS' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Sara Cooper, Zach Redler & Shaina Taub Receive American Theatre Wing's 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Sara Cooper (lyricist/bookwriter) & Zach Redler (composer), receiving $12,500 and the Running Deer Residency; and Shaina Taub (composer/lyricist), receiving $12,500. The prestigious grants, totaling $15,000 more than last year's grants, will be presented on Monday, April 7, 2014 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

Public Theater's Steven Soderbergh-Helmed THE LIBRARY with Chloe Grace Moretz Begins Previews 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of THE LIBRARY on Tuesday, March 25, written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, THE LIBRARY will run through Sunday, April 27, in The Public's Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hasty Pudding Honors David Heyman; Neil Patrick Harris, Diane Paulus, HEATHERS Cast and More Attend
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 honored acclaimed Producer David Heyman last night as the 2014 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx . The annual Order of the Golden Sphinx gala was held at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Heyman's critically acclaimed box office hit Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney received 10 Academy Award nominations and won an outstanding seven Oscars. He is the producer of all the film adaptations of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter books. Scroll down for a look at the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris & More Honor David Heyman with Hasty Pudding's Order of the Golden Sphinx
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 honored acclaimed Producer David Heyman last night as the 2014 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx . The annual Order of the Golden Sphinx gala was held at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Heyman's critically acclaimed box office hit Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney received 10 Academy Award nominations and won an outstanding seven Oscars. He is the producer of all the film adaptations of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter books. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Joins Production Team of Off-Broadway's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, have announced that The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 has chosen HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL as their first foray into producing a New York stage production. Their newest initiative, Hasty Pudding Presents, is a production arm whose mission is to develop the Hasty Pudding franchise by backing performing arts endeavors consistent with its unique 200 year old brand. (more...)

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute to Honor Film Producer David Heyman
by Movies News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute will honor film producer David Heyman at the Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala on Monday, March 10 (more...)

Ben Livingston, Michael O'Keefe, Daryl Sabara & More to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for THE LIBRARY, a new play written by award-winning writer Scott Z. Burns and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh. THE LIBRARY will begin previews on Tuesday, March 25 in The Public's Newman Theater and run through Sunday, April 27, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 15. (more...)

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater to Present THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, 2/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Pittsburgh International Children's Theater, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Theatreworks USA's The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books ('Dogzilla,' 'I Want My Hat Back,' 'Grumpy Bird,' 'Lily's Purple Plastic Purse,' 'Love Splat (Splat the Cat),' and 'The Grasshopper and the Ant') from February 16-23, 2014, at six performance locations throughout the area. (more...)

DTC Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Youth Program, 'Project Discovery'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Yesterday Dallas Theater Center hosted a celebration in honor of Project Discovery's recent recognition by The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. DTC invited 200 current Project Discovery [PD] participants, teachers, past participants, teaching artists, board, staff and program donors to an hour-long event that featured stories from PD students and a full, experiential PD activity on the main stage of the Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Frigid Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

DTC Launches DTC Book Club with OEDIPUS EL REY Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today a new program for the 2013-14 season, DTC Book Club hosted by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. DTC Book Club events are scheduled to take place with productions of Oedipus el Rey, The Fortress of Solitude, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and Les Miserables. DTC Book Club registration is open now on www.dallastheatercenter.org/bookclub.php. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Patrons Donate Almost $58K to North Texas Food Bank
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Dallas Theater Center patrons donated $57,993.81 to the North Texas Food Bank during DTC's annual production of A Christmas Carol. During the six-year partnership with NTFB, DTC patrons have donated $297,912.16 to the organization. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - Dec 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for Little Rock (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arkansas Rep's BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, with a book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music by Duncan Sheik, and based on the popular 2000 novel by Kate DeCamillo, is playing in its world premiere this winter at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, with AVENUE Q's John Tartaglia at the helm. The production is set to run now through January 5, 2013. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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